19-year-old dies in fall from Utah chairlift
Ski patrol workers arrived within 1 minute of fall to give first aid; victim was pronounced dead about 2 hours later
The Associated Press
PARK CITY, Utah — A 19-year-old University of Utah student has died after falling about 30 feet from a Park City ski resort's chairlift.
Canyons Ski Resort spokesman Steve Pastorino says the woman may have been suffering a medical episode when she fell from the High Meadow lift just before noon on Sunday.
He says ski patrol workers arrived within a one minute of the fall to give first aid. She was pronounced dead about two hours later.
Resort officials say the lift is on a slope used for beginners and has chairs with safety bars. Investigators aren't sure whether the woman was using the bar when she fell.
Her name has not yet been released.
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